Causes of Dry Nose in Dogs
Throughout the day, a dog’s nose can change from wet or dry in various times, due to several reasons.
- The dog may have stayed out under the sun for an extended period.
- It could also be brought by extremely hot weather, despite staying indoors.
- Spending time inside a poorly ventilated room
- Allergic reaction to materials or fabrics like plastics and chemicals in shampoos
- Dehydration can dry up a dog’s nose as well.
- An extremely dry and cracked nose accompanied by a fever would indicate that the dog is sick.
Serious Dry Nose in Dogs Symptoms
If any of the following symptoms should appear as well, consult a veterinarian immediately for a proper diagnosis and treatment.
- Peeling, scabbing or sores
- Nasal discharge
- Coughing or sneezing
- Dry red nose with flaky skin
- Thick, bubbly, green or black mucus
Home Remedies for Dog’s Dry Nose
- Dry nose relief can be in the form of petroleum jelly. Gently dab a cotton swab with petroleum jelly onto the dog’s nose, without rubbing it.
- If there is no petroleum jelly in the house, olive oil can also work best to hydrate the dog’s nose.
- Use a lotion specially made for dogs to moisten the nose.
- Increase the dog’s water intake to relieve signs of dehydration.